Live 2023: Brooklyn

Tuesday, April 11, 2023
8:30AM ET - 5:30PM ET


Rediscovering Community Amidst Changing Corporate Values

In an environment of constant workplace change, how can employers create a consistent community that builds enduring bonds of trust with workers? Our one-day live conference will bring together leading thinkers and top executives in HR, hybrid work, diversity, benefits, social impact and employee engagement for an up-to-the-minute conversation on topics such as creating equity in a hybrid workplace, balancing productivity with well-being, offering better career paths, developing diversity in leadership, and supporting working parents.

From Day One is a Recertification Provider for SHRM and HRCI. This session is eligible for 4 credits from both organizations. The Activity IDs will be sent to attendees after the conclusion of the session.


08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Beaux Arts Courts Breakfast
09:30 AM - 09:35 AM
Auditorium - 3rd Floor Opening Remarks
09:35 AM - 09:40 AM
Auditorium - 3rd Floor Fireside Intro


Heather Tinsley Fix, Senior Advisor, Financial Resilience, AARP

09:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Auditorium - 3rd Floor Developing Leaders for a New Era of Workforce Flexibility and Inclusion (Fireside Chat)

In 2023 and beyond, managers need to be increasingly connected and empathetic, which means that employers will need to make an investment in showing them how to apply those qualities in meeting the business challenges ahead. 


Christina Schelling, SVP, Chief Diversity Officer, Verizon 


Jamie Heller, Business Editor, WSJ

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Auditorium - 3rd Floor After Three Years of Crisis, What Will Keep Employees Engaged and Motivated? (Panel)

When workers had to respond and adapt quickly to the pandemic and new ways of working, they focused on coping and survival. But with many workers suffering burnout in the aftermath, what new approaches can employers take to bring a sense of renewed purpose? How can an inclusive corporate culture, ranging from benefits to social impact, foster a spirit of community?


Charman Hayes, EVP, People and Capability, Technology, Mastercard 

Jane Son, Co-Head, Foundation & Community Engagement, New York Mets 

Jessica Clancy, SVP, Corporate Social Responsibility, NBCUniversal

Dale Cook, Co-founder and CEO, Learn to Live

Liz Pittinger, Head of Customer Success, Stork Club 


Lydia Dishman, Senior Editor, Fast Company 

10:45 AM - 11:10 AM
Auditorium - 3rd Floor Employee Engagement and Recognition: Trends & Tips, With Help From Coach Ted Lasso (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

How is employee experience changing in the current environment? We'll take a close look, then explore how companies are navigating flexible work and creating a sense of recognition and belonging. This is critical to creating a healthy work environment, yet there's a disconnect between what managers think they're doing and what workers perceive. With a few lessons from Ted Lasso, we'll show frameworks and strategies for creating a culture of recognition for the 2023 workforce.  This isn't necessarily easy, but as Ted says, "A challenge is a lot like riding a horse, isn't it? If you're comfortable while you're doing it, you're probably doing it wrong."


Matthew Willis, Senior Vice President, North America, Advantage Club

11:10 AM - 11:40 AM
Beaux Arts Courts Coffee Break
11:40 AM - 12:25 PM
American Gallery 2 - 5th Floor How to Recognize and Reward Your People With Meaning (Workshop)

For organizations that want to retain top talent, the race is on to prioritize the things employees truly care about. Connection is one of those things; your people want to feel like they belong, and that they’re part of a greater whole. But recent Blueboard research revealed stark gaps when it comes to employees’ connection to their company, including disconnection to company values as well as teammates. Join us for a conversation about how you can identify and close connection gaps at your organization through effective, meaningful employee recognition.


Natasha Wahid, Head of Content, Blueboard

11:40 AM - 12:25 PM
Contemporary American gallery - 5th Floor The Significance of the Five Pillars of Belonging (Workshop)

Research shows that for organizations looking to improve the employee experience, creating conditions for belonging have an immediate and lasting effect. Employees who feel a sense of belonging are more engaged and have higher job satisfaction, better mental health, and improved productivity. In this interactive session, David Bator of Achievers  will share a tactical, practical perspective on how to ensure that every employee feels Welcomed, Known, Included, Supported, and Connected.


David Bator, Managing Director, Achievers Workforce Institute

11:40 AM - 12:25 PM
The Norm - 1st Floor Building a Culture of Trust (Workshop)

The heart of success in the face of current challenges–hybrid work, recession fears, diversity, retention, engagement, and more–comes down to solving one key challenge: Trust. This session will focus on new research on how employee views on trust have changed in the workplace; how trust changes at different levels of leadership, from the frontline to the C-suite; how to develop key leadership behaviors that build a culture of trust.


Liz Donohue, Consultant, DDI

12:25 PM - 01:20 PM
Beaux Arts Courts Lunch
01:20 PM - 01:25 PM
Auditorium - 3rd Floor Panel Introduction


Jess Marble, Director, for Business

01:25 PM - 02:05 PM
Auditorium - 3rd Floor The Role of HR in Helping Employees Flourish at Work (Panel)

The connection of well-being and performance has been scientifically established, yet most companies still think of benefits and L&D as two separate departments. What combination of factors can be harnessed in a more holistic way to support mental health and growth so that workers can thrive, both in their everyday productivity and in their career development?


Jane Cha-Lee, SVP, Global Talent & Culture Leader, Nielsen

Angela Li, VP, HR Chief Data Office - Citigroup

Glenn Jackson, Chief Diversity Officer, M&T Bank 

Anthea Hoyle, Executive Vice President, United Minds 

Laura Lomeli, AVP, People Insights, BetterUp 


Trey Wiliams, Senior Writer Fortune 

02:05 PM - 02:30 PM
Auditorium - 3rd Floor Changes to Employee Benefits in an Uncertain Economy: 2023 Priorities for HR Leaders (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

Because of the economic uncertainty we’re facing in ’23, HR Leaders are focused on optimizing benefit spending for workforce productivity and retention. According to our latest research, 95% of employers are recalibrating their benefit strategy, bringing another year of change to their workforce. In this workshop, you’ll learn: which benefits are most impacted by today’s economic shifts, the impact of supporting your employees with caregiving needs on your business, who these benefits programs are commonly designed for (and why we need to shift our thinking), and about employer perceptions and expectations of government support for working caregivers. 


Jess Marble, Director, for Business

02:30 PM - 02:55 PM
Beaux Arts Courts Coffee Break
02:55 PM - 03:40 PM
Auditorium - 3rd Floor How to Keep Momentum Going on Diversity and Inclusion (Panel)

Companies made huge commitments to DEI, yet many employees in Gallup surveys say they aren’t feeling it in terms of greater respect and sense of belonging. How can employers identify their blind spots and obstacles to progress? How can they train their managers to become more open in talking about discrimination and its impact on employee well-being? What factors build trust on diverse work teams?  


Nicole Hughey, SVP, Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, SiriusXM    

Alicia Williams, VP, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Saks

Tara Bellevue, VP of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) Strategy, NAF  

Heather Tinsley-Fix, Senior Advisor, Financial Resilience, AARP 

Cara Zibbell, VP, People & Engagement, Atrium  


Monica Drake, Deputy Managing Editor, the New York Times 

03:40 PM - 04:05 PM
Auditorium - 3rd Floor Closing the Connection Gap: Redefining Modern Leadership (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

We’re experiencing a new reality in which people are connecting with more frequency and less friction than ever before. There are limitless tools for conversation and platforms to engage in countless ways, but why do our workplaces still feel so disconnected? Join us to discuss how to close the connection gap and redefine leadership for post-pandemic success.


Megan Galloway, Head of Learning Experience, Campfire

04:05 PM - 04:30 PM
Auditorium - 3rd Floor A Dim View of Private Equity: How an Insidious Financial Industry Harms Everyday Americans, Tanks the Companies It Acquires, and Puts Our Entire Economic System at Risk (Fireside Chat)

A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and a financial-services expert unmask the coterie of Wall Street billionaires who buy companies, load them with debt, and leech their assets and profits, while exploiting employers and harming consumers.


Gretchen Morgenson and Joshua Rosner, Co-Authors of These Are the Plunderers: How Private Equity Runs–and Wrecks–America 


Robert Boynton, Director, Literary Reportage Program, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York University

04:30 PM - 04:35 PM
Auditorium - 3rd Floor Closing Remarks
04:35 PM - 05:30 PM
Beaux Arts Courts Evening Reception


The conference will take place at the Brooklyn Museum, New York City's third largest in physical size, famous for ancient & modern art collections and world-class temporary exhibitions.